What is MD Charlotte?
Movement Day Charlotte (MDC) is a one-day gathering of Christian leaders from every sphere (marketplace, non-profit/ministry and church), who are passionate about seeing the full expression of Christ’s church come together to advance the gospel in Charlotte. MDC serves as a neutral convener of the broader church in Charlotte, celebrating and accelerating the work of the gospel for the good of our city.
MDC is an initiative of FORCLT, in collaboration with the Movement Day Global Initiative, focused on connecting and equipping Christian leaders to make a measurable impact on the most pressing urban issues facing Charlotte, as shown in the FORCLT State of the City Report.
As an initiative of FORCLT, Movement Day Charlotte holds to FORCLT‘s following core values that provide a foundation for how we approach accomplishing our vision to Unite the Church to Transform Our City.
We value the Gospel. This gospel is the good news that God has loved and reconciled the world to Himself through the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the Church, we are called to live our lives for the sake of the gospel, and we believe that the gospel when properly understood stands firmly on two legs; Word and Deed. Thus, we are called to proclaim (Word) and demonstrate (Deed) the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We value Church Unity. Which means we value Christ’s Church. We believe that the church, when united and operating in the power of the Holy Spirit, is the most powerful change agent in the world, and must be the main driver of any lasting city-transformation efforts. Because we value church unity, we provide a neutral gathering for the church to connect and grow deeper in relationship, trust, leading to gospel-centered collaboration for the good of the city.
We value Charlotte. We believe that God has placed His Church in Charlotte as His transformative change agents. The Scriptures call the church to seek the peace (shalom) of the city. Because we are gospel-centered, we desire to see gospel movement in the areas of our city that need them most. These areas are based on trusted research, to be made available in the “State of the City Report” at Movement Day Charlotte.